Are you ready to take your combat sports training to the next level? As an expert an in combat sports, I believe that innovative/structured sparring sessions and strength training are essential for achieving peak performance. That’s why we developed and follow an extensive and well-detailed plan to help you reach your full potential.
As a strength coach will rely on a structured plan for his athletes, it is possible to do the same as an athlete with your sparring sessions. Change it every trimester, monthly or weekly. Structuring your practice has the power to make you progress faster.
Those warmups are to fire up the nervous system. Best for it are grip fights and stand-up advantages. One defends and the other’s goal is the get dominant grips or single/double legs or you both fight for them. The hand/eye coordination and fast action will fire up the nervous system.
Excel (fine tuning)
Part 2 of the warmup is practicing the things you are good at in a state of partial fatigue (from the warmup). This way you can increase the level of details to it, practice in a faster pace with a fresh nervous system and get those reps in.
This should be hard. This is where you work on being comfortable with the uncomfortable, those little place of hell we dread in every roll. Work on escape routes, mistakes, and train at a deficit. Start in the positions you hate. Review drills to work on.
Sparring flow (prepare for battle 75%)
Building on the previous deficit training, those are live rounds but in specific positions, 3 minutes each, Ex: one tries to pass, the other tries to maintain. No subs or sweeps, just pass and retain. Those little details will seem way clearer coming out of the deficit training.
Same as previous but now subs and sweeps are on. Again, the path should be clearer.
Live rounds, seek discomfort. Practice is where you should make mistakes and learn from them, not in competitions. Let practice be harder.